IWSG September 2019: To Sit and Write
My answer takes me back in history.
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If I could, I would like to visit my younger self for one week, during the 1970s. I often write about my childhood and teen years and remember a lot of detail, but there is so much more. This time around, I would pay more attention to the details and soak it in. And if it didn’t complicate things, I might run my short stories by the younger Teresa. As long as I’m already there, I would also tell her:
- At one hundred pounds and 5’6”, you are not fat!
- The mirror that told you this is now parked on my fireplace mantel. We became friends.
- You will one day not be bothered by the natural, frizzy curliness of your hair. In fact you will wear your hair curly sometimes! (Younger Teresa will gasp at that statement.) Oh and no more juice cans to sleep on to straighten your hair. They have flat irons now that will smooth out any evidence of curl.
- You write every day on a your stories.
- You never got over your spider phobia.
- Go to college first, before marriage. You'll thank yourself later.
- Your kids are wonderful!
- Let your parents know early how much you appreciate and love them. It's important!